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Book Title: Cold Lonely Courage|
The author of the book: Soren Paul Petrek
Edition: Soren Petrek
Date of issue: November 17th 2011
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Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 6.8
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When I first started reading Cold Lonely Courage, I was tempted to put it down and not pick it back up. The prose was choppy and didn't flow very well, and that's not even taking into account the copious grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. But, because I had agreed to review it, I decided to push past that and get the book read. Thankfully, it improved significantly.
The plot itself, from start to finish, is good. I think the execution leaves much to be desired – especially in the first quarter (or so) of the book. The further I got into the book, the better the narrative seemed to flow, although I'm not sure how much of that was just me adjusting to the writing. There were still copious grammar, punctuation, etc. errors that the editor in me cannot ignore. Unfortunately, that compelled me to give this book a lower rating, as errors like that are distracting and frustrating. I think this book would have been better had the use of the English language been significantly improved.
Another point of frustration for me was that transitions are quite poorly handled. Rather, there weren’t transitions, but just abrupt changes. For a few paragraphs, we'd be seeing what's going on with Madeleine, and abruptly a paragraph would be talking about John Trunce, an American soldier. These poorly handled transitions were confusing at times, and created more distraction from the plot. Something as simple as extra space between the last paragraph about Madeleine and the first about John would suffice. It is a device used in many, many books to denote change of scene, change of perspective, or something else that doesn’t merit a new chapter. Some books have just extra space, others put squiggles, stars, or other graphics between the sections within a chapter. Something like that is needed in Cold Lonely Courage.
Despite poor copy editing and transition issues, I did find the plot interesting. I found myself wondering how much of this is based on real events in occupied France during World War II. It actually made me want to learn history – which is a feat in and of itself. Anyway, I think that, if the issues detailed above were resolved, this would be a very good read!
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Cold Lonely Courage is a compelling tale of bravery and daring. Petrek creates powerful characters. The combination of fine storytelling and people you care about will suck you in from page one and glue you to the book through to its climactic ending. – James Thompson
James Thompson is the author of the celebrated Inspector Vaara series, Putnam Adult - Edward, Anthony and Strand Critics Awards Nominee.
Award-Winning Novel, Best Fiction ~ Fade-In Magazine.
"Overall, this heroine belongs on the big screen." ~ The New York Journal of Books
"If you like strong heroines, you'll love Madeleine Toche." ~ Mary Ann Grossmann, Book Editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press
"This is a superb story from talented debut author Soren Paul Petrek." ~ The Book Connection.
Cold Lonely Courage was selected as an Honorable Mention in The Book Connection's Top 10 books of 2011.
The Kindle Book Review says: Cold Lonely Courage by Soren Petrek, a Detailed and Impressive Debut Novel
Borough of Books says: I couldn't put this book down. It's so very different from what I usually read, but it hooked me right from the start.
Rundpinne Book Review says: Cold Lonely Courage by Soren Paul Petrek is an exceptional work of fiction.
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